Terracotta lamp in the form of a gladiator’s helmet
- Mid Imperial
- 1st half of 2nd century A.D.
- Terracotta; mold-made
- Overall: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 3 3/8 in. (9 x 9.1 x 8.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Bashford Dean, 1924
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
In addition to a central crest, gladiators’ helmets often had feathers attached above the ears. The holes for such ornaments are faithfully reproduced on this helmet-shaped lamp.